Feb 12, 2013 4:00pm PST
? >> well, again anybody's who's been in law enforcement knows it can be a really tough bullying environment for rank and file cops. cops will tell you it's a tough environment. those rigged rules, might sometimes makes right. anybody who's been in law enforcement knows there's a lot of sucking up that the officers have to do. they have to see things they don't agree with and have to deal with that. we'll see if they have some sort of inquiry. it would be good if this were to open up when this current crisis is over, an examination of police departments generally the way they treat their people. the number one complaint of cops in places that i'm aware of is the way they're managed and the way they're treated internally. the public thinks it's about what they do to the cops, but actually, the cops will tell you, they feel mistreated a lot in a lot of police departments. cenk: last question for you. is this still a significant issue within the lapd where they target african-americans or minorities within the force? >> i don't think it's a minority or oh demographic issue at all with the lapd.
Feb 13, 2013 4:00pm PST
be a very rigid and tough environment for police people. the country is swimming in mental health problems. there's no reason that it's not carried over to the police. this are serious questions now about how somebody like this can get into a police force. in new york city we had a guy who was a cannibal, apparently, getting into the police profession. when we have gun control and giving weapons to people who are fundamentally unsuited. how did he get through the training psychological and what kind of evaluative process was there at an earlier point. >> michael: that is such a compelling point. this brings up so many issues. the name, of course,ly is that it had to get to this point to talk about these issues. it didn't have to get to that point. luis balan oh os. you probably saw a lot of sad friends. we thank you for taking time with "the young turks"." youeugene, thank you. new york your accent makes me home sick for new york. >> it's cold. >> michael: i'm happy where i'm but just hearing you say it makes me happy. we go back to politics and deserving vote. it makes me think of reagan
Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
to filibuster. dick durbin said at the time: cenk: positive environment, the republicans aren't going to filibuster anymore. they got a deal, so we didn't have to take it away. what happened today when senator hagel, a republican up for secretary of defense? the republicans filibustered. >> on this vote, the aye58 the nays 40, one senator announced present. 50% of the senators not having voted in the affirmative, the motion is not agreed to. cenk: even though 58 senators say yes let's end the debate and confirm him nope, not going to end the debate, because the republicans filibustering. now harry reid is shocked to find out that the republicans were not true to their word! >> the republicans have made an unfortunate choice to up the level here in washington. just when you thought things couldn't get worse, it gets worse. we need this vote today. why? times like this, it's nice to have a secretary of defense. cenk: man, harry reid, oh, you're killing 'em you're killing 'em take it easy, brother. this is the guy who gave it away earlier, allowing them to filibuster in the first place.